It’s been revealed that God Of War Ragnarok initially had a really completely different plan for Kratos.
At the top of 2018’s God Of War, protagonist Kratos sees a mural prophesying his personal demise, and the identical picture makes a reappearance early on in Ragnarok.
In a brand new interview with MinnMax, narrative director at Sony Santa Monica, Matt Sophos spoke about Kratos’ promised demise.
“There was the earliest, earliest draft of an outline that we had come up with, that we took to [director Eric Williams where] Kratos died in the Thor fight at the very beginning of the game,” he mentioned (through VGC).
“He was gonna die [but] it wasn’t a permanent death. What was going to happen [was that] he would get pulled out of Hell, essentially, by Atreus,” Sophos continued, earlier than explaining there “was going to be a big time jump” of 20 years.
He added that he doesn’t care about revealing this new data “because it doesn’t happen any more, so this is all fan fiction at this point.”
Apparently, Williams was the one who vetoed Kratos’ demise in God Of War Ragnarok although.
“Eric was like, ‘I don’t want to do that, Kratos has died and come back from it too many times’,” Sophos defined. “The hook, the emotion, wasn’t really going to be there, and he was absolutely right, and so that’s why it didn’t last very long.”
Elsewhere within the interview, Sophos defined that Kratos’ survival grew to become integral to the message of God Of War Ragnarok.
“As we were developing the story, we knew we wanted it to be about letting go and changing. Knowing that Norse mythology is all about fate and prophecy and everything, we wanted to say ‘that’s bullshit’,” mentioned Sophos.
“Nothing is written that can’t be unwritten. As long as you’re willing to make changes in your life, then you’re not bound to fate. When we knew that was the story we wanted to tell, we knew that Kratos couldn’t die.”
Last 12 months, Sony Santa Monica confirmed a New Game Plus mode is ready to launch for God Of War Ragnarok this spring with particulars set to be shared nearer to launch.
2018’s God Of War acquired the same Game Plus mode that launched greater degree enemies, new weapons and the choice to skip cut-scenes as a part of the sport’s post-release replace.
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